Arthur Name Meaning & Origin

Arthur

Pronunciation: AHR-ther (key)

Origin of the name Arthur:

Of Celtic origin but of unknown meaning. The name was borne by the legendary British King Arthur, leader of the knights of the Round Table, who supposedly lived in the 5th or 6th century. The name gained popularity from the great body of Arthurian legend that has remained of interest over the centuries. Var: Arthwr. Short: Art.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Art, Arther, Artie, Artur, Arturo

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Nicknames for Arthur

Art, Artie, Artu, Bear, Tuur, Ari

Meanings and history of the name Arthur

From the Celtic, artos, "a bear"

Famous real-life people named Arthur

King Arthur Pendragon - the Arthurian Legends
Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486-1502) - older brother of Henry VIII
Arthur Ashe, professional tennis player
Arthur Balfour (1848-1930) - British Prime Minister 1902-5
Arthur C. Clark, British science fiction author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish physician and writer of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
Arthur Miller, Playwright
Arthur Marx, Harpo Marx's real name
Sir Arthur Sullivan, composer, collaborator with W.S. Gilbert (Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado)
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)- British general and Prime Minister
Arthur Saint Bleick (b. 2011), son of American film, television, and theater actress Selma Blair

Arthur in song, story & screen

Arthur Penhaligon- the main character in the book series 'The Keys to the Kingdom' by Garth Nix.
Arthur Bach, the title character in the 1981 film comedy Arthur, starring Dudley Moore
Arthur Dent, the protagonist of Douglas Adams' science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Arthur Timothy Read, an eight-year old aardvark in the children's animated television program Arthur
Arthur Weasley, a character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter septology
Arthur Curry, real name of Aquaman in DC comics
Arthur "Boo" Radley, reclusive character from "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
Arthur, fictional character in the film Inception, portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Arthur Kirkland, the personified form of Britain in the anime Hetalia.

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